Celebrate the Summer Solstice at the Berks County Heritage Center

On Wednesday, June 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. we will have a variety of activities scheduled for all ages.

Features of the evening include “Grandpop Bubbles” who will bring all his gear so kids and kids at heart can make the biggest bubbles of their lives! Then join “Drew and the Blue” at the campfire where they will entertain us with the sounds of blues, rock and oldies during the evening.

Two interpretive walks to the Deppen Cemetery will be led by Parks volunteer Gary Shugar at 6 and 7:30 p.m. The story of the cemetery and its connection to the Irish immigrants who built the Union Canal will be shared.

Members of the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society will be on hand with their solar lens telescopes to view the sun and discuss the upcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21.


An evening “Yoga Hike” led by “Porcupine Pat” McKinney of the Schuylkill Conservation District, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., will help you unwind, relax and manage your stress. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Throughout the evening there will be craft stations, and light refreshments offered. The Snack Bar will be open for hot dogs and ice cream.

Registration is requested by calling 610-374-8839. This free program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 610-374-8839, visit www.countyofberks.com/parks or check us out on Facebook.

The Berks County Heritage Center address is 1102 Red Bridge Road, Reading, PA 19605. Entrance to the park is located at the intersection of Route 183 and Red Bridge Road (at Hoffman’s Garage and the entrance to the Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bern Township).